It's a busy time of year and we all have a lot on our to do list. The last thing I want to do right now is drive in crazy traffic to a super busy store and stand in a super long check out line. My goal is to avoid stores as much as possible so I do almost all my shopping on-line right now. I just ordered toothpaste on-line! As the holiday party invitations have started rolling in recently, I realized that I don't have any holiday outfits for the kids. So, of course, I went searching to see what I could find on-line and tried out Cookie's Kids on-line Kids Department Store for the first time.
This was my first experience shopping with Cookie's Kids, but they have been in business for 40 years! What started as the standard brick and mortar children's clothing stores in Queens, New York expanded in to several super stores. In 2007 Cookie's Kids launched their website with a focus on selling mostly school uniforms, but now they offer a full line of clothing.
My daughter is now 6 years old and I learned the hard way this year that she now has opinions on her clothes. But before I invited her to peruse Cookie's Kids website with me, I did a little reconnaissance to see what they offer. I was on a mission to find something for the holidays so I went to the “dresses” menu first. Under dresses, I had the option of party dresses or casual dresses (and sundresses, but we don't need those right now!). I decided to check out the party dresses, first.
Oh yeah, they have party dresses! I'm pretty sure my daughter would have just asked for every single dress on the page. But I prefer to have a dress that we can wear for more than just a party. Next time I need a dress for a really special occasion, though, I know where I'm heading first. So I decided to check out the casual dresses and invite my daughter to look at them with me hoping we could agree on something.
These “casual” dresses are definitely more what I had in mind. They are nice enough for a party, but they can also be worn again for other everyday occasions. Ella and I looked around for a while and each of us found a dress we liked.
This Glitterwing dress was Ella's choice. Not exactly what I had in mind for a winter dress. So I sent the link to grandma because it'd make a nice summer birthday gift!
This Jeweled Heart dress was my choice. Ella voted no – I have no idea why! It's got hearts, a cute bow and little tulle on the bottom. I don't think she liked the black/gray combination.
So we had to compromise. She got a little bling from Hello Kitty and I got a dress that I'm sure she can wear all winter long.
You may notice that the dress is just a tad short. Sometimes it can be hard to know what size to get your kids, but Cookie's Kids helps with that through Alva Kids. Right next to the size icon is a small orange button you can use to make sure your kids get the correct size. You input your kids measurements and Alva kids tells you what size to order. I didn't trust them (ahem) and ordered a size smaller than they suggested. Yeah, I was wrong! I won't be doubting Alva Kids again.
I also did some looking around for my son while shopping at Cookie's Kids and you can see what I found in my Cookie's Kids Google+ album!
Do you need holiday outfits for your children? Cookie's Kids is offering a discount just for Growing Up Gabel readers! Use the code “growingupgabel” at checkout for 10% off your total order! But hurry because the code expires December 21, 2012!
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